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How to Wash a Guest Dog

A muddy dog
Jessica

Has your guest rolled in something unsavoury? Have they had time off-leads at the beach and brought the smell home with them?  Here's a handy guide to help you get your furry guest clean and comfortable.

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How to Wash a Guest Dog

Meeting A New Dog: Etiquette guide for Sitters

A happy dog
Jessica

When meeting a new dog, it's important to know how to introduce yourself. This applies whether you're meeting a client's dog at a Meet & Greet, or making a new furry friend on the street.

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Meeting A New Dog: Etiquette guide for Sitters

5 Creative and Budget-Friendly DIY Dog Toys

Dog with rope toy
Jessica

Handmade dog toys are a fantastic way to save some bucks. We'll walk you through making homemade toys step by step - trust us; it's a breeze!

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5 Creative and Budget-Friendly DIY Dog Toys

King Charles Cavalier | Dog Breed Information

King Charles Cavalier
Jessica

The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is a charming and lovable toy breed that has captured the hearts of dog enthusiasts worldwide. Find out more here.

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King Charles Cavalier | Dog Breed Information

Dalmatian | Dog Breed Information

Dalmatian Dog Breed
Jessica

The Dalmatian is an iconic, distinct dog breed. Find out more about this famous dog breed and how you can give your Dalmatian a happy home.

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Dalmatian | Dog Breed Information

Kids and Pets

child and dog
Jessica

Pet ownership can be more than just fun – it can teach children lessons about responsibility, empathy and friendship. 

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Kids and Pets

5 Tips For Meeting A New Cat

Ginger cat
Jessica

Whether you’re meeting a kitty client or introducing a new cat to your household, these five tips will help you to ‘speak in cat’ and make the best first impressions on any feline.

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5 Tips For Meeting A New Cat

How to walk multiple dogs

Walking multiple dogs
Jessica

If you are an active pet sitter or dog walker in your neighbourhood, you may sometimes want to walk several dogs at the same time. Here's how to do it safely.

 

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How to walk multiple dogs

7 Reasons Why Dogs Make Us Happy

Jessica
Did you know that being a dog owner can make you happy and healthy? And becoming a pet sitter is another great way to get a daily dose of doggy happiness!
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7 Reasons Why Dogs Make Us Happy

How to do a great house sitting job

Jessica
Discover how to do a five-star house-sitting job in order to get more bookings and grow your house-sitting business.
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How to do a great house sitting job

10 Questions To Ask A Pet Owner

Jessica
When you're a pet sitter meeting a new client, there are a few things you need to know. Asking the right questions will ensure a smooth pet-sitting experience for the pet owner, the pet, and you! Here's how.
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10 Questions To Ask A Pet Owner

Meet and Greet - a How-To Guide

Jessica
Pet owners, don't be daunted if you've never made a booking with a pet sitter. This meet-and-greet guide will make sure you don't miss anything in the process!
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Meet and Greet - a How-To Guide

How to prepare for the first vet visit

Jessica
The key to reducing stress at the vet is to start early in your pet's life. Here are some tips on preparing for your pet's first vet visit, which will make all later trips calmer too!
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How to prepare for the first vet visit

Preparing Your Home For A Pet Sitter

Jessica
Preparing your home for a pet sitter takes a little planning. But it's so worth it for a smooth process! Here's what you need to know.
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Preparing Your Home For A Pet Sitter

Rabbits | 7 fascinating facts

Jessica
Rabbits are actually fascinating critters. There is plenty about them you might not know! Learn more with our 7 fun facts about rabbits.
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Rabbits | 7 fascinating facts

Dog sitters | how to greet a new dog

Jessica
It's important to know how to introduce yourself to a new dog when you are a dog sitter. Here are some tips to make the process smooth.
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Dog sitters | how to greet a new dog

Getting more pet sitting clients

Jessica
New to pet sitting? Here are some tips to help you get more pet-sitting clients and grow your Pawshake pet-sitting business.
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Getting more pet sitting clients

Communication skills for pet sitters

Jessica
Communication skills are essential for pet sitters when building trust with clients and ensuring the safety of their furry companions.
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Communication skills for pet sitters

Pet ownership and the cost of living

Jessica
The cost of living crisis is a real concern for many people today. This can make it difficult for many people to afford the basic necessities of life, let alone the added expenses of owning a pet.
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Pet ownership and the cost of living

Gift ideas for pet parents

Jessica
For pet parents, the Christmas season is a great time to show their furry friends some extra love and appreciation.
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Gift ideas for pet parents

Reasons to become a pet sitter

Jessica
There are many reasons why pet sitting is a fulfilling and fun activity to get into, especially if you're a pet owner. Here's why.
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Reasons to become a pet sitter

How to protect your Pawshake account

Jessica
It never hurts to be extra safe when online to avoid being scammed, phished, or having your information otherwise compromised. Here's how.
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How to protect your Pawshake account

Halloween Pet Safety

Jessica
Don’t be spooked - here are the main things to think about to keep your pet safe on Halloween, so you can plan ahead and enjoy the day!
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Halloween Pet Safety

Moving house with a pet

Jessica
Moving isn't just tough for us humans - it can also be a stressful time for the family pet. Here are some tips to make your move smooth.
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Moving house with a pet

Renting with a pet

Jessica
How can a pet owner successfully secure a rental property with a pet? Here are some tips and tricks for renting success.
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Renting with a pet